A portion of the proceeds from each sale will be used to fund future Gun Buyback Amnesty programs in Newark. It is their hope that this will be a model for other cities around the country.
I couldn’t believe the news last night…another school shooting. Thankfully, everyone will be all right, but this is becoming too commonplace. While those in Washington, D.C. talk about solutions…and I pray we will have some soon, I knew that this was the right time to let you know about a clever idea that is happening now. Newark, New Jersey Mayor, Cory Booker and Jewelry For A Cause designer, Jessica Mindich, have collaborated on The Caliber Collection.
The collection was created from the metal of 250 guns and bullet casings seized by the Newark Police Department. The result is a series of pieces that embody the gun’s transformation from a destructive weapon to a powerful symbol of renewal. The serial numbers on the bracelets match the serial numbers from the guns they were made from…a key element that links the two.